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Weigandt / Wigand
Volga Colonies
Pre-Volga Origin
Böhnstadt, Kr. Friedberg, Hessen
Discussion & Documentation
      Böhnstadt is located just west of Calbach. At the time that the Weigandt family left this area in 1766, Böhnstadt was part of the Solms-Braundfels Principality. Today it is part of the County of Friedberg in Hessen.
      The family Weigandt family (often spelled Wigand) that settled in Norka can be found in the records of the Lutheran parish in Böhnstadt.
Contributors
Ruth Schultz
Sources
- LDS Intl Film #1195346.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005).
Last updated 18 June 2014.